Florida Medicaid Long Term Managed Care Update

Florida Medicaid Long Term Managed Care Update It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since the initial implementation of the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long Term Care program (SMMC LTC).  For those of you not acquainted with the program, the LTC program provides nursing facility and home based services to adults who meet the…

ABLE Accounts Are Coming July 1.

ABLE Accounts (they are not “Trusts”) are coming to Florida July 1, 2016. ABLE United is Florida’s ABLE program and will start taking participants July 1. ABLE accounts can be very helpful and powerful tools for certain individuals with disabilities. Remember, to use an ABLE account the disability has to have occurred prior to age…

ABLE United

Florida ABLE (to be called ABLE United) is scheduled to launch in June, 2016.  A lot has occurred since we last posted on this subject earlier in the year.  We have Policy adopted by Social Security in the form of a new POM, SI 01130.70.  We have the point person for ABLE in Florida, Will…

Welcome Kimarie

Special Needs Lawyers welcomes Kimarie Bock as our new office manager.  Kimarie is a graduate of the University of South Florida and also attended the University of West Florida in Pensacola and Spring Hill College in Mobile Alabama where she played on both school’s College Women’s Basketball Teams.  Look for Kimarie out at some of…

What Is The Medicaid Look Back?

When an application is made for Long Term Care (LTC) SMMC Medicaid benefits the question is asked whether you have given away, sold, or transferred any assets or property in the last five years. If the answer is yes, you must provide the Department of Children and Families (DCF) with an explanation of all such…